Israel Study Tour with Passion Church

Nov 17-29, 2018

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Trip Blog Posts

Setting our internal compass

posted on Wednesday Nov 28 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

We are so happy to be a part of the GTI Passion Church Israel Tour for 2018. What we have learned about Israel is that this tour has as much to do with setting each of our internal spiritual compasses as it does with historical research and excavation. The internal compass we're talking about is permitting...

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This historical site on the coast

posted on Monday Nov 26 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Today, after a full breakfast at the Ein-Gev Resort by the Sea of Galilee, we loaded up our tour bus and headed west to see three major sites. The first place we stopped was an incredible archaeological mound called Megiddo. Throughout history, at least 25 different cities have been built on this...

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He takes us to the other side

posted on Sunday Nov 25 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

There has been so many impactful things experienced this week in Israel it will take a long time to absorb it all. There was everything from visiting Qumran and Masada to going to various sites around the Galilee where Jesus spent the majority of his ministry and even hearing recent stories of divine...

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Israeli Perspective

posted on Saturday Nov 24 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Native Israelis grow up in a unique and often hostile environment. Surrounded by well armed enemies on all sides in a country smaller than Massachusetts. Because of this threat every Israeli citizen is required to serve two to three years in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). While in Israel we had the...

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Who Do You Say I Am?

posted on Friday Nov 23 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Happy Thanksgiving from the Holy Land! Today, we had a change of schedule from the original plan due to the rain forecasted but a great day! We started at the ancient village of Katzrin which is an original biblical village but also an interactive tour site. We dressed up in biblical clothing and we...

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What Are You Chasing?

posted on Thursday Nov 22 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Today we had the pleasure of visiting 4 sites that have been equally as impactful as the sites we've seen these past 2 days. These sites continue to prove the validity of the Bible and are shown before our very eyes. We even got to visit the place of the greatest Biblical archeological find yet! First,...

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Masada

posted on Wednesday Nov 21 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

We hiked to the top of Masada today, located on the eastern fringe of the Judean Desert, near the Dead Sea. It was a challenging hike up rough terrain. At roughly 1,100 feet tall, the ancient vacation home for Ceaser Augustus was built by King Herod during his reign between 37 BCE to 4 BCE to try to...

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To obey, to act, to devote oneself entirely

posted on Tuesday Nov 20 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

The Bible comes to life in Israel. Never can you read the story of David and Goliath or the story of Samson the same way after seeing with your own eyes the places these events occurred. Our wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide has in his own way taught us a bit about the scriptures through his...

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Away we go!

posted on Sunday Nov 18 2018 at 2:00 am UTC

We're off to a great start! Here's a few photos from our travel day...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Sunday Sep 23 2018 at 1:18 am UTC

Our trip will be here before you know it! Once we're on the ground we'll post periodic updates and photos. Check back often or get update notifications using the subscribe options on this page. We'll be sharing our travel experiences online with you, our friends and family, to not only bring you...

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